How Can I Help?

Donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting your community through Senior & Disability Services. Many of our programs could not succeed without your monetary support.

The Family Caregiver Program

Your cash donation helps to support family members who are caring for a loved one by providing individual counseling, support groups, caregiver training, and respite care. Read more.

Senior Connections

Our Area Coordinators work with older adults and family caregivers at no charge, regardless of income! Your cash donation helps provide services such as in home depression counseling, friendly visiting programs, and options counseling (long term care planning).

Mail your donation to the address below and make a note on your check for the program you wish to support:

Senior & Disability Services
1015 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

Senior Meals

You may make tax-deductible contributions to help fund programs that assist seniors living in Lane County. For more information about making a donation to Senior Meals click here.

We thank you for your support!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteer Opportunities

Perhaps you can donate your time instead and would like to enrich your life by volunteering? One of these opportunities may be for you.

Do you have 16 hours a month?

Would you like to visit with older adults in their home or over the phone? If so, our Elder Help Program fits the bill. Volunteers spend 4-5 hours a week providing a friendly face by visiting, giving rides or talking on the phone.   

Maybe you have 12 hours a month?

Senior Meals - Café 60 Dining Rooms would love your assistance 3 hours a week. Hot and nutritious noon time meals and lively conversation are served in locations across Lane County. Help serve meals in a dining room setting to older neighbors!

Perhaps you have 8 hours a month?

Senior Meals- Meals on Wheels is looking for drivers who can volunteer at least 2 hours per week to deliver a Smile along with hot and frozen meals to older adults all over Lane County.

Do you have 6 hours a month?

Both attorney and non-attorney volunteers are needed to support Senior Law Services.  This program, through The Oregon Law Center, offers free legal assistance to those aged 60 and older.

Perhaps you have 4 hours a month?

Becoming a Rural Medical Escort Driver allows you to drive people in rural areas to and from their medical appointments both in their area and Metro Eugene/Springfield.

Perhaps you have 4 hours a month?

Senior Companion Program makes a difference in people’s lives. Visit with older adults and supplement your retirement income at the same time! Senior Companions volunteer 15 hours a week and receive a small stipend (income guidelines apply). Offered by “The Successful Aging Institute of Lane Community College”

Do you have 2 hours a month?

The Money Management Program might be for you! Assist adults who need help managing their finances and paying bills

How about 2 times per year?

Help people better manage their health through the Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program. Volunteers complete training and then lead a weekly 2 ½ hour workshop twice a year for six weeks. Get trained in facilitating classes on Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Chronic Pain, Walk with Ease or Powerful Tools for Caregivers!  

Want to help people stay warm in the winter?

Help rural older adults access energy assistance in the fall/winter months by getting trained as a LIHEAP Application Assistant!

Are you pursuing a career in social services?

Earn course credit through the S&DS Academic Internship program. (Available through multiple participating colleges and universities.)

Are you interested in being on one of our Advisory Councils?

Senior and Disability Services have several Advisory Councils made of community representatives. If you are interested in providing input and recommendations on S&DS work, learning more about S&DS or just want to be more involved, S&DS periodically recruits community members for the Disability Services Advisory Council and the Senior Services Advisory Council.

For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact the ADRC at 541-682-3353 or submit an Online Application form by clicking the "Start" button below.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disabilities, or any other legally protected status.